Nice manager wants Sir Jim Ratcliffe to win race to buy Manchester United

Nice manager Didier Digard insists he is not concerned about owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe taking over at Manchester United.

The Glazers announced in November that they were exploring strategic alternatives, with the option of a full sale being considered.

However, according to The Sun, the Glazers have a ‘preferred’ bidder in mind, with Ratcliffe and his company INEOS appearing to lead the race.

Nice fans will be fearful that attentions could turn solely to United, should Ratcliffe win the race to buy Manchester United. The French side are currently 8th in Ligue 1 and I’m sure their fans expected better results before INEOS came along.

At least manager Digard isn’t worried about that.

“No, very sincerely,” Digard told RMC Sport in response to a question asking if he had concerns about Ratcliffe controlling United as well as Nice.

“For me, Manchester United is something else. I don’t think we’re dependent on that at all.

“The boss has made such an investment in Nice that, sincerely, if he can give himself the gift of Manchester United, I would be happy for him because we know that it is something that is close to his heart.

“Above all else we know that he won’t disengage from OGC Nice. So, for us, that won’t change anything. I can guarantee to you that people are giving 100% to make this club grow.”

The deadline for the third round of bidding passed on April 28, with Sheikh Jassim positioned to challenge Ratcliffe.

Only time will tell if the Glazers decide to sell their stake in the club.

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